Obituary: Reno R. Gola

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PROSPECT — Mr. Reno R. Gola, 86, of Prospect died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at his home. He was the widower of Dorothea (Asplund) Gola.

Reno was born in New Britain on June 25, 1926.

He was retired after working as a self-employed painter and wallpaper hanger for many years and was a member of the CT Chapter of the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers. He was an active member of the Prospect Senior Center and truly enjoyed meeting and socializing with people.

Reno was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann O’Brien and her husband Daniel of Plantsville; two sons, Michael Gola and his wife Carol of Waterbury and Gregory Gola and his wife Lynne of Ellington; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, including Jason and Shannon O’Brien and Stephanie Dekorte, and several nieces and nephews. Reno’s close companion, Maggie Monthei of Prospect and her loving family were very special to him.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Raymond Gola.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect. Burial with full military honors will be in Grove Cemetery in Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newtown Youth and Family Services, 15 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482 in support of those affected by the Sandy Hook School tragedy.